Sneaker Spotlight: Doernbecher Freestyle

Doernbecher Nike Zoom FC uploaded by Drunken Aligator PouponDoernbecher Nike Zoom FC uploaded by Drunken Aligator Poupon

We all know that hype and anticipation is a big part of the sneaker culture nowadays. Sometimes the energy around an upcoming release can build for what seems to be year’s…*cough cough* Yeezy 2 *cough* and yet other times it can be all at once like the recent Nike Air Mag release.

There is one collection that seems to always be highly anticipated year after year, and with good reason. The Nike Doernbecher Freestyle Collection began in 2004 in an effort to give patients within The Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation at Oregon’s Health and Science University the opportunity design their own sneakers. To make their efforts worthwhile, the proceeds from all of the sales go fight back into the Doernbecher Foundation.

Many sneaker enthusiasts have made the annual collection a part of their regular purchases, and since it began the program has raised over $3 million dollars. Over the years many silhouettes have been a part of the annual Doernbecher Collection, and the designers from various areas of the hospital. Take a look at some of the styles over the years below that have been uploaded by #sneakerholics to the Sneakerpedia wiki.

This year’s patient designers come from Doernbecher’s cancer, neurosurgery, cardiac surgery and nephrology programs and a special preview of the six releases that drop this Saturday, November 5th, is below courtesy of Inside The Sneakerbox.

What’s your favorite Doernbecher Freestyle release? Leave us a comment and let us know.

Doernbecher Air Jordan 1 uploaded by KMTBDoernbecher Air Jordan 1 uploaded by KMTB

Doernbecher Nike Zoom FC uploaded by Drunken Aligator PouponDoernbecher Nike Zoom FC uploaded by Drunken Aligator Poupon

Doernbecher Air Jordan 3 uploaded by UlyssesDoernbecher Air Jordan 3 uploaded by Ulysses

Doernbecher Nike Air Max 90 uploaded by airon0828Doernbecher Nike Air Max 90 uploaded by airon0828

Doernbecher Nike Air Force 1 uploaded by noohadDoernbecher Nike Air Force 1 uploaded by noohad

2011 Nike x Doernbecher Freestyle Collection thanks to Inside the Sneakerbox.2011 Nike x Doernbecher Freestyle Collection courtesy of Inside The Sneakerbox.

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